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Dennis Del Favero, 2012

by Hamish Ta-mé

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Finalist

Dennis Del Favero is a world-renowned artist and director of a unit specialising in interactive immersive cinema at the College of Fine Arts (COFA), University of New South Wales. I was shooting his portrait as part of a commission by COFA after they had seen a recent portrait exhibition. I specifically asked him to look up into the massive light source I had built in the studio. It goes against traditional rules of avoiding reflections onto spectacles and, rather, embraces the idea. The result is a glowing gaze which is part ocular and part mechanical – a small allusion to Del Favero’s work and the very nature of photography.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Other NPPP photos from Hamish Ta-Mé

Sentinel, 2013 by Hamish Ta-mé
2014 Finalist
Samantha Harris, 2010 by Hamish Ta-mé
2011 Finalist
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